Hello all-- Many years ago I began the Bardic course but didn't finish it. I have not, however, forgotten what I learned. At the time, I was extremely drawn to water and earth seemed to be my least favourite element. I have since taken to Qigong practice and have reconciled with earth, the energy of the earth. But these days I find that I draw to myself problems having to do with water: my eavestroughs overflow due to the slanting roof, my faucets and pipes leak, my hot water heater broke down--it's been one thing after another for months now, and the common denominator is not my plumber or contractor, but water itself. Chinese medicine, like druidry, is centered around basic elements. Water is the elements for Kidney energy. I am undergoing menopause, and this means--according to my acupuncturist--that my Kidney Yin is depleted and needs to be tonified. I'm beginning to wonder whether this state of affairs isn't being manifest in my life through these sudden weird issues having to do with water. I don't know if this is making any sense and I hope no one will think I'm mad. I was just wondering if anybody here has ever been through something similar and how to somehow make peace with water, so that it stops manifesting itself so intrusively and disruptively in my everyday life. Many thanks in advance to any who answer.